PhD Assistantship in Ecohydrology via AGU

Mississippi State University

Starkville, MS, US

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available in the Ecophysiology and Hydrology labs of Dr. Heidi Renninger and Dr. Courtney Siegert in the Department of Forestry ( at Mississippi State University.  This student will work on a four year, extramurally funded project comparing physiological functioning and potential nitrogen mitigation of short rotation woody crops planted in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  The ideal candidate should have an M.S. degree and both field and laboratory-based research experience in the field of ecology and/or natural resources.  A valid drivers license is required.  The ideal start date is early summer (May – June, 2018) with some flexibility.  The assistantship includes a stipend, full tuition waiver and health insurance.  More information about the graduate school at Mississippi State University can be found here:  To learn more about the position, please contact Heidi Renninger ([email protected]) or Courtney Siegert ([email protected]).  Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter stating their interest and goals for this PhD position, 2) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 3) a resume/CV, and 4) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Renninger ([email protected]) prior to submitting an online application to Mississippi State University.  The application deadline to Dr. Renninger is March 2nd, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant is found.